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Jail for addict who stole from woman, 90

The pair were jailed at Maidstone Crown Court

A 90-year-old woman had no fear when a drug addict snatched her handbag... she set off in pursuit!

'At times he stopped hitting me and stroked my hair, saying he needed a rest'

Charlotte Small, after being beaten by Marcel

This woman didn't recognise the face looking back from the mirror after being beaten nearly to death by the man she'd loved.

Luminites to join Maidstone roadshow

The Lumintes appeared on last year's roadshow, hosted by kmfm presenter Andy Walker

The Luminites, from Britain's Got Talent, will perform in Jubilee Square today

Mr Bloom brings his friends to Mote Park

CBeebies' favourite will head to Maidstone this weekend

Four arrested in suspected heroin bust

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A woman and three men have been bailed on suspicion of intending to supply heroin.

Police issue warning about distraction thefts

Shoppers and drinkers are being warned not to leave mobile phones and other valuables on tables in town centres after a series of distraction thefts.

Pair rescued from overturned car

Police are appealing for information following the crash.

Two people have been taken to hospital after being rescued by firefighters when their car overturned last night.

Cage fighter left ex-wife unable to recognise herself after horrific attack

Gary Marcel has been jailed for launching a vicious attack on his ex-wife

A former cage fighter has been jailed for an awful attack on his ex-wife that left his hands so bloody they looked like they'd been dipped in red dye.

Third arrest over armed jewellery raid

One of the raiders was caught on camera inside Andrew Smith Jewellers in West Malling

Detectives investigating a terrifying armed robbery at a jeweller's by masked raiders have arrested a third man.

Acres of land destroyed in 'arson'

Acres of crops destroyed by fire in West Malling

Dozens of firefighters tackled flames when around three acres of crops were destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

Music on the Hill raises £80,000 for charity

Fans go crazy for McFly at their concert at Music on the Hill in West Malling.

Organisers of Music on The Hill have announced that this year’s festival has raised £80,000 for charity.

One lane on M2 northbound slip road closed

One lane is closed on the M2 northbound at the Bluebell Hill slip road following an earlier collision.

Marge still cleaning up at 90

Cleaner Marjorie Rose is celebrating her 90th birthday

A shopping centre cleaner of 28 years has no intention of hanging up her broom... aged 90!


'He was minutes away from death'

Kye Sharrad, five, meets the life-saving air ambulance team

A family have thanked medics who saved the life of a five-year-old who cheated death after being struck by a pony.

Man dies in M20 bridge plunge

Traffic on the M20 at Aylesford where a man died. Picture: Highways Agency

A man has been killed after falling from a bridge over the busy M20, leaving the road shut for several hours.

Man treated for burns after garage fire

A man suffered minor burns at a garage fire in Yalding, near Maidstone

Armed police surround flat over 'knife threats to kill'

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UPDATED: A man has been charged after armed police were scrambled to a flat amid reports a knifeman was making threats to kill.

Two men killed in village crash

Police closed the A229 Linton Hill between Butt Green Lane and Maidstone Road. Picture: Martin Apps

A driver and his passenger have died in a crash early this morning that closed a country road for almost nine hours.

Child locked in car in Vinters Park

The fire service have been called to Alkhom Road in Vinters Park to rescue a child from a car.

Maidstone power cut closes business in the Mall Chequers

Inside The Mall

More than 500 businesses and homes in the centre of Maidstone were left without electricity this morning.

Police helicopter hunts down suspect in Allington

The police helicopter was launched. Stock picture by Chris Davey

A police helicopter was used to help hunt down a wanted man on suspicion of numerous offences.

Four rescued from two trapped vehicles after crash

Police at an accident. Library picture

Four men have been freed by firefighters after being trapped following an early-morning crash in Tunbridge Wells.

Son uses dad's ashes in tattoo tribute

Maidstone tattoo artist Brendan Mudd creates the portrait for William Mullane

A grieving son has found an unusual way to remember his dearly departed dad - he’s had his ashes made into a tattoo.

Conman used illness to steal from elderly woman

Kent Police

A conman stole almost £2,000 from a pensioner after he stopped her for directions to Maidstone Hospital

Southeastern service from Ashford International to London Victoria

Southeastern trains will not stop at Cannon Street

A signal failure between Bearsted and Lenham station caussed delays on the Southeastern service from Ashford International to London Victoria.

Police and fire fighters attend car fire in Penenden Heath

Police and fire fighters attended a car fire on Penenden Heath Road just after midnight.

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